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Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
Annals of the University of Craiova, Psychology-Pedagogy series, is a peer-reviewed journal, which promotes and applies the highest standards of publishing ethics, for publishers, reviewers and authors alike.
Duties of the Authors
- Authors must ensure that they have written completely original papers and that they have properly cited the sources, belonging to other authors, from whom they have taken ideas, words or results. Plagiarism, in all its forms, is unethical public behavior and is therefore unacceptable.
- The author/authors will sign a declaration of authenticity, in which they will also express their consent for publication.
Note: If the author fails to send the statement of authenticity within the deadline set by the editorial staff, he reserves the right not to publish the article even if the author has received the publishing permission.
- The manuscript should contain sufficient details and references to allow others to reproduce the work. Knowingly made fraudulent or inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are therefore unacceptable.
- Authors should ensure that the manuscript has not been published or sent elsewhere. The simultaneous submission of a manuscript to several journals is unethical and unacceptable behavior.
- Authors should disclose any conflicts of interest that could be affected the results or their interpretation in the manuscript. All sources of financial support should be disclosed.
- Authors should participate in the peer-review process and to cooperate fully, responding promptly to all editors’ requests.
- Authors should respond to the reviewers’ comments and recommendations in a systematic and timely manner, reviewing and resubmitting the journal manuscript by the deadline. Authors must also comply with the word processing rules and all the requirements imposed by the journal.
- If an author discovers any significant error in his own manuscript, he is compelled to promptly notify the editors of the journal and to cooperate with them in order to withdraw or correct the manuscript.
Note: An author can contribute up to two papers, provided they fit into different sections of the volume. We only accept studies where the maximum number of authors is 3. In this case, the contact author shall be indicated.
Duties of the Editors
- Editors accept for publication the submitted manuscripts, exclusively on the basis of their content (importance, originality, validity of the study, clarity) and its relevance to the scope of the journal, without any discrimination of any kind.
- The editors and the editorial staff will not disclose any information about a manuscript to anyone other than the author/ authors of the paper and will not use unpublished information, disclosed in a manuscript sent for their own research purposes, without the explicit consent of the authors. The information or ideas obtained by the editors as a result of handling the manuscript will be kept confidential and will not be used to their personal advantage.
- Editors will refrain from considering manuscripts which contain any conflicts of interest with any of the authors, companies or institutions connected to the works; in this case, they will ask another member of the editorial staff to handle the manuscript.
- Editors-in-chief and the editorial board of the journal are responsible for providing guidance to guest editors, authors and reviewers on everything that is expected of them, as well as a description of the peer-review evaluation processes.
- Editors-in-chief make sure that all the submitted manuscripts that are considered for publication are subject to peer review by at least two examiners who are experts in the field.
- Editors-in-chief are responsible for deciding which of the manuscripts sent to the journal will be published. The editors-in-chief may consult with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.
- Editors-in-chief have full authority over the entire editorial content of the journal and the time of publication of the content of the journal.
- Editors will take action when ethical concerns are raised about a manuscript or published work. Each reported act of unethical publication behavior will be analyzed, even if it is discovered years after publication.
- If, as a result of the investigation, the ethical concern is substantiated, a correction, withdrawal, concern or other note that may be relevant will be published in the journal.
Duties of the Reviewers
- Reviews should be conducted objectively, and comments should be made clearly, objectively, with supporting arguments so that authors can use them to improve the paper.
- Any guest reviewer who considers that they do not have the expertise to review research reported in a manuscript or knows that a prompt review will be impossible should immediately notify the editors and reject the review invitation so that alternative reviewers can be contacted.
- The reviewed manuscripts and those for which the review is refused are confidential documents and should be treated as such.
- A reviewer should notify editors of any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript in question and any other manuscript (published or unpublished), of which he has personal knowledge.
- Any guest censor who has conflicts of interest of any kind with any of the authors, companies or institutions connected to the manuscript and the paper described in it should immediately notify the editors, declare conflicts of interest and refuse the invitation to review, so that alternative reviewers can be contacted.
- Information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used to the personal advantage of the reviewer (this applies to all situations: published manuscript, unpublished manuscript or manuscript rejected for review).